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Gidleigh Park announces the departure of Michael Wignall

He is leaving to start a new venture of his own

Andrew Brownsword Hotels and Michael Wignall have announced that the 2-Michelin-star chef is to leave Gidleigh Park.

Wignall will depart after the New Year, as he is leaving to start a new venture of his own.

The announcement comes two years after the chef joined Gidleigh Park in January 2016 and follows a successful partnership, with Wignall being awarded many accolades including two Michelin stars just nine months after starting at the hotel.

The chef joined from the the Latymer at Pennyhill Park in Surrey, where he also held two Michelin stars.

Stephanie Hocking, CEO Andrew Brownsword Hotels, said: “Michael has brought a breath of fresh air to Gidleigh Park, and his cooking, innovation and style won Michelin and industry recognition incredibly quickly.  

“We would like to thank Michael for all his efforts that have driven the  dining experience forward and have maintained Gidleigh Park’s reputation as one of the UK’s finest country house hotels in the UK.’’

Michael Wignall added: “It’s been a pleasure to live and work in Devon, and I am so proud of what I’ve achieved, together with my amazing team at Gidleigh Park. I’m now looking forward to my next venture which I will be announcing in the very near future”. 

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